11. 30. 2005
ButterWizard butter climate control
It's so frustrating when you want to butter some bread or whip up a batch of cookies and you have to wait for a good hour for the butter to soften. Alright I lie, I smush the rock-hard butter onto my toast anyway, and when I bake, I ignore the books that say it's no good and just microwave-soften the butter. Butter texture and temperature is a tricky thing because if it's left out for an extended period of time, it can quickly go rancid or start to taste funny but straight out of the fridge, it's not very spreadable. Enter ButterWizard, a super-charged butter dish that keeps the butter at a very good temperature for pliancy (65 degrees F), but still controlled and cool enough that the butter won't go bad. The dish has a fan and a chip which control the temperature, and it can be adjusted for different textures (softer for crumbly breads, firmer for baking, etc...). And you don't even need a fridge, the ButterWizard is completely portable (not sure about the power source, though) so your butter will stay perfect right on the table. The ButterWizard, by the British company, Alfille Innovations Limited, is patented, but not yet available.
From Yahoo News.
If you can't wait to start getting better control of your butter, the butter slicer is available now. It looks like a cheese slicer and cuts across the butter to create ultra-thin slices that will melt and spread easily. It can also create fancy curled butter shapes for entertaining.
From Book of Joe.